SKF USA in Seneca announced plans earlier this week to transfer the manufacture of industrial seal products from Franklin, North Carolina to it’s production facility in Seneca. $2.4 million will be invested to upgrade the Seneca facility and the consolidation will take about 18 months. 28 employees will lose their job in North Carolina. The Seneca plant currently employs 150 people and that number could go slightly up with the consolidation, depending on demand. Facility use and customer service will be improved with the consolidation.
About Kevin Rippe
Kevin Rippe was born in Marysville and moved to Smith Center at the age of 1, then graduated from Smith Center High School in 1995. He graduated from Cloud County Community College in 1997, and joined the staff of KKAN/KQMA radio in Phillipsburg a year later. Since June of 2011 Kevin has been with us here at Your Country KNDY. You can hear Kevin on daily news reports, as well as calling area high school football and basketball. Kevin lives in Marysville with his wife Melissa, and 4 children Brennen, Jacob, Bailee, and Joshua.